EVERYTHING IN ONE SPACE
912 W Kings Highway Haddon Heights, NJ
WHO WE ARE
The name Laughing Hearts comes from a long life filled with light heartedness and a heart centered approach to all things, including movement and exercise. Laughing Hearts delivers a stand alone, unique approach to movement practices while also reminding students and clients that it's ok to have fun while doing it. We want anyone who feels like they just don’t fit into other scenarios to feel welcome to walk through the doors of Laughing Hearts. We want the square peg people so to speak. We want everyone and anyone who wants to move and feel well without feeling intimidation or pressure. Our goal is to cultivate an environment of acceptance, love, and positivity. We do not emphasize the physical from an ego place in our space; the physical benefits being the byproduct of practice. Rather, we will work hard and focus our attention to our mind, body, & spirit. Exercise and movement with soul and community is what drives us to stand alone in this industry. We offer many different and unique movement practices like creative dance, Steel Mace Flow, Buti Yoga, and fun fitness classes developed and created by the owner, Cheryl for clients who like to work out together as a group. We also offer private personal training sessions by appointment, as well as many unique events and series.
Thursday and Saturday
Do you dream of a full and strong backside?!? Look no further than a class developed specifically for training the largest and most powerful muscle in your body: the glutes! Not only can training the glutes give you an aesthetically pleasing physique, it also has a long list of physical benefits that can truly change the way you move and help to alleviate pain. Strong glutes equal less chance of injury, a decrease in lower back pain, and better performance in sport or in the gym.
This class will address training the glutes as the primary target but because glute training isn't specific to just the glutes, you will also gain training in other major areas of the body. Other joint and body part specific movements will be incorporated into class giving you a well rounded training session.
Glute magic is all levels. Everyone is invited! You can jump into class at any time. Each participant will get a quick assessment to discover any imbalances joint by joint in order to prevent injury. Glute magic is one hour. It starts with a mobility warm up, then splits into small groups working on a glute specific exercises set for set. Each week will we change up the variables, meaning we will change our load, reps, tempo, etc. in order to see growth and change. Every four weeks new exercises will be introduced to keep your training moving forward. All exercises are supervised and assistance will be given at all times.
Steel Mace Flow Originated by Leo Savage is a movement practice focusing on moving the body through space with in a creative way. The offset weight of the mace makes for a unique modality to build functional strength and mobility.
Kyle will lead you in a group steel mace flow class teaching you the fundamentals of flow and how to move joint by joint with mace in hands. Steel Mace movement will be broken down and explained each class, and your ability to understand how to move with the mace will increase and build each week.
Because steel mace is such a complex movement practice, Kyle's classes will be offered as a 5 weeks series only. Each five week series will break down the basic steel mace foundational movements to prepare you for flow. After the 5 week series is up, and a new cycle begins, Kyle will continue to built upon your foundations and bring you to the next level. This class is a paid series directly to Kyle and not to Laughing Hearts. Look for the series announcements on our schedule and on Social Media to secure your spot. Kyle is also available for private one on one steel mace training. Kyle has been Steel Mace Flow Level 1 certified since May of 2019.
He adds his own unique style of combat and strength building movement for a fun, exciting way to move!
Tuesday and Saturday
Buti Yoga is a unique and powerful movement practice like no other. Buti has been referred to as the ‘soulmate workout’ because it is everything your body and mind needs wrapped up in a one hour class. The word Buti at its core is an Indian Marathi word which translated means, the cure to something hidden or kept secret. During our practice we shake things up and release stuck energy in order to go deeper within ourselves to find this cure from within. Buti is a deep practice in self love, self respect, feeling your personal power, harnessing your inner warrior, and awakening the Kundalini energy present within us all.
Buti can unite you to your center while challenging you mentally and physically. This practice encourages you to take a good hard look inside and truly pull out everything you have within you to face the challenge, to find a way to climb your personal mountain, and to tap back into your own power to make this translate to your life off the mat. In practice we dance, we pound our feet and hands to connect back to the earth and ground, we move in primal ways to remember at the core of us we are still a part of the natural world, we do strength & conditioning movements, we spiral our hips, and we move through dynamic yoga asana. Our Buti practice is a journey; a journey of self discovery and of taking the reins back on your own life. It is for everyone, every body type, every human being.
Classes are 60-75 min long and are for all levels. Please bring plenty of water and a towel to class, we sweat a lot. Modifications and a discussion of honoring your body in the moment are always available.
Monday and Wednesday
Vinyasa is a yoga movement practice that links continuous movement and breath to achieve a state of flow and meditation. Vinyasa yoga includes sun salutations and flow in order to transition from one posture to the next in a meditative state. The body moves in concert with each inhalation and each exhalation bringing the student to a state of mediation and centered awareness. Vinyasa flow is as it suggests; a beautiful dance of postures with creative transitioning and movement. All of our Vinyasa classes are all levels at Laughing Hearts. No matter what stage of your yoga practice you are in, our amazing Vinyasa teachers can accommodate you with modifications to change a pose or with options that challenge the mind and body for more seasoned yogis. No matter where you are on your journey, you belong here. Our teachers will welcome you with open arms and you will be a part of the community.
FRIDAY NIGHT EVENTS
Every Friday night of the month is reserved for a unique and creative special event. The events range from dance workshops, sound healing meditations with the crystal bowls, breath work, spiritual practices, astrology yoga events, Buti Yoga events, parties, the list goes on and on. We pride ourselves in not only offering a very wide variety of events for everyone to enjoy, we pride ourselves on our sheer creativity and authenticity to deliver you with the best and most colorful events that aren't found anywhere else. There is something for everyone here at Laughing Hearts! Check the schedule for this month's events and be sure to check out our social media for all the details.